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Thousands take to streets for Hung

CALL FOR CHANGE:The demonstrators made three demands, including a Special Investigation Division probe into army corporal Hung Chung-chiu’s death

By Rich Chang  /  Staff reporter, with agencies

The demonstrators also projected the Chinese characters yuan (冤, “injustice” or “wronged”) and zhen xiang (真相, “truth”) on the Presidential Office with LED lights.

They also observed a 30-second silence for Hung.

The Taoyuan District Prosecutors’ Office, which on Friday said there had been no tampering with the surveillance footage of the holding cell where Hung was confined prior to his death, has said it will continue its investigation into whether a military hospital should be held accountable for document forgery and involuntary manslaughter.

The Cabinet called a press conference at 9:50pm in response to the demands.

Premier Jiang Yi-huah (江宜樺) said the Executive Yuan will establish a commission comprising officials and representatives from human rights groups and civil groups, to re-investigate possible cases of human rights abuses in the military.

The Executive Yuan will also push for the revision of the Code of Court Martial Procedure (軍事審判法) to allow cases of abuse in the military to be reviewed in civil courts in peace time rather than by court-martial.

Jiang pledged the government will spare no effort to investigate Hung’s case to uncover the truth and to thoroughly review the military disciplinary procedures.

Additional reporting by Shih Hsiu-chuan

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